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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Friday, October 31 - Sunday, November 2
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, October 31
    Rip Van Winkle Club Halloween Hike
    At Olana State Hist. site! Costumes are opt, but the more, the more fun for the whole group. 9am in parking lot behind house.; multiple trails, fantastic views, lunch on the back porch at noon. Phone: 518-248-2579. Url: http://newyorkheritage.com/rvw.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Red Hook Chocolate Festival
    First annual day-long festival featuring chocolate bomb skateboard race, demos and tastings, bake-off competitions, chocolate fountain, & more! Check website for times & locations. Phone: 845-758-0824. Email: info@redhookchamber.org. Url: http://redhookchamber.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Sun Ock Lee
    This master of Zen philosophy & mind/body dance technique returns to the Kaatsbaan stage. $30,/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    Wilderstein Landscape Day
    Help clean up gardens & trails. Refreshments. 8:30am. Phone: 845-876-4818. Email: wilderstein@wilderstein.org. Url: http://wilderstein.org.

  • Saturday, November 1
    breath, song
    Award-winning solo performer John Bloomfield plays works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Chopin, and Johannes Brahms. Also post-performance reception w/artist. $25. 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Sunday, November 2
    Conservatory Sunday
    Program to include Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, Reger's Four Tone Poems after Boecklin, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique." 3pm. $20/$15. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Sunday, November 2
    Maya Dance Theatre
    "Dedicated to collaborations, openness and experimentations. . . . inspiration from Asian traditions and aesthetics." $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Wednesday, November 5 - Sunday, November 9
    Bard Theater & Performance Program
    Original, work-in-progress musical theater production conceived by Amanda Palmer, directed by Steve Bogart, performed by Bard students. 11/5, 11/6, 11/7 & 11/9 at 7pm; 11/8 at 2pm and 7pm. $15/$10/free. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Thursday, November 6 - Sunday, November 9
    NEWvember New Plays Festival
    The 4th NEWvember Festival w/plays from emerging playwrights, w/veteran actors and directors! Tangent Theatre Co. and AboutFACE Ireland. Thu & Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 6pm. $15 per show, or $60 for the whole festival. Phone: 845-230-7020. Email: info@tangent-arts.org. Url: http://tangent-arts.org.

  • Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9
    Peter Pan
    Musical based on J.M. Barrie’s immortal tale w/music by Mark Charlap & Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Directed and choreographed by Kevin Archambault. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $26/$24/Sat mat $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, November 8
    American Dance Machine
    W/Artistic Director Margo Sappington; Dance Machine's mission: to create a "living archive" of the great masterpieces of American musical theater. $30/$10. Phone: 845-757-5106x2. Email: pgrkaats@bestweb.net. Url: http://www.kaatsbaan.org.

  • Saturday, November 8
    4th Annual Family Concert
    The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle presents the 4th Annual Family Concert featuring Faculty and Students of the Bard Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division. This Free Concert will include fun chamber and solo music for the whole family. Kids of all ages are welcome and they are invited to sit up close to hear the musicians! Phone: 615-498-4996. Email: bardprep@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/preparatory/.

  • Sunday, November 9
    Love It or Leave It Swap
    Women’s clothing swap to benefit Sinterklaas. Bring women’s clothing in good condition on hangers, shoes, handbags, accessories and swap for new things you love! Lots of fun! Phone: 678-595-7725. Email: coordinator@sinterklaasrhinebeck.com . Url: http://sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

  • Wednesday, November 12
    Kay Jamison Author Talk
    Author of An Unquiet Mind, about bipolar disorder. 7pm. Url: http://bard.edu.

  • Thursday, November 13
    Mothers' Club Fashion Show
    A night of fashion, food and fun to benefit NDH! Proceeds benefit the Northern Dutchess Hospital Mothers’ Club. For reservations please call. 6pm. Phone: 845-871-1711.

  • Friday, November 14
    Stony Creek Nature Walk
    Meet at Tivoli North Bay, Kidd Lane parking area, Tivoli, at 10am. Free and for general audience. Phone: 845-889-4745x109. Email: jgherrin@gw.dec.state.ny.us. Url: http://nerrs.noaa.gov/HudsonRiver/.

  • Friday, November 14 - Sunday, November 16
    The Sunshine Boys
    One of Neil Simon's funniest comedies, about two aging, bickering performers, A Johnny Dell production, directed by Tracy Carney. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Saturday, November 15
    Concerto Competition
    Conservatory students compete for the chance to perform with conservatory & American Symphony Orchestra. 10am. Free and open to public. Phone: 845-758-7196. Email: conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu. Url: http://bard.edu/conservatory/events.

  • Saturday, November 15
    "The Red Violin"
    Elizabeth Pitcairn performance on Stradivarius's 1720 "Red Mendelssohn" violin to include Schubert's Rondo for violin & piano; Gabriel Fauré's Sonata No. 1; Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3; and Beethoven's Sonata No. 9. 8pm. $25. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

Renovating or redecorating? Evelyn Bartin is well-versed in (and enjoys!) many decorating styles, from traditional to modern to contemporary rustic. EB's specialty is contemporary-eclectic, mixing unexpected elements that create rooms with singular personalities.

41 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-5646

The Augustine Nursery has been creating landscapes of distinction throughout the Hudson Valley for 40 years. We specialize in larger scale, estate-grade trees and plants that you simply won’t find at the typical garden variety nurseries in the area.

9W & Van Kleecks Ln., Kingston
845-338-4936

A certified ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning coach, Catherine works with teens and adults to understand this brain-based condition and its outcomes. Replace defeating behaviors with positive patterns for success. Increase your focus, reduce overwhelm, implement effective action plans, and find a balance with time and task management.

23H East Market St., Rhinebeck
845-702-8329

Rhinebeck Artist's Shop offers the finest of fine art materials, beautiful cards and clever gifts as well as the services of our fully-equipped professional frame shop for all your framing needs.

Rhinebeck: 56 E. Market St., 845-876-4922, fax 845-876-3801 New Paltz: 188 Main St., 845-255-5533

Celebrating its 17th year as one of the premier art dealers and venues in the Hudson Valley, the gallery focuses on quality original contemporary, regional, 20th-century and Hudson River Art, and offers changing exhibitions, a holdings gallery, curatorial, consultation, commissioning, art delivery and installation services. It has established an outstanding reputation for dedicated service to both clients and artists and is known for its annual THE LUMINOUS LANDSCAPE™ National Invitational Exhibition.

22 E. Market St., 3rd floor, Rhinebeck
845-876-7578

NDH is a Health Quest Affiliate, offering emergency, medical and surgical services, an award-winning birth center, nationally ranked Bone and Joint Center, Center for Healthy Aging, physical rehabilitation services, medical imaging, a Sleep Disorders Center, and specialty women's services through Women's View, as well as the NDH Breast Care Center and Dyson Center for Women’s Imaging. Log on to our website or “like” us on Facebook to stay up to date on all our latest advances!

6511 Springbrook Avenue, Rhinebeck
1-877-729-2444

Save money on taxes. Reduce property maintenance costs. Create an agricultural assessment. Eliminate expensive brush hogging. Convert your woodlands and overgrown pastures into hay production or other agricultural uses. We will perform all phases of land preparation, including drainage, excavation, fencing, planting, as well as cutting at no expense to landowner. Please call for free property consultation and estimates.

129 Yantz Rd., Red Hook
845-532-2152

Got rot? Home improvements & repairs of all types, painting & staining. Historic restoration specialist. Furniture restoration. Serving the Hudson Valley since 1986. Fully insured.

Elizaville
845-756-2788

Over 25 years working in collaboration with homeowners and professional designers to create a unique and special something for the home or office. Custom cabinetry and so much more!

845-399-5484

Located in Rhinebeck, Hill offers full service brokerage based on a tradition of listing and selling fine homes, farms and land in No. Dutchess and So. Columbia Counties for over 15 years.

6808 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8888

All your Indian favorites: curries, tandooris, vindaloos, vegetarian and meat favorites, breads and appetizers.

28 E. Market St, Red Hook
845-758-2666

Classical guitar lessons. Classical guitarist David Temple offers lessons for all ages and levels. Lessons will emphasize both popular finger style and formal classical techniques, music theory and composition.

845-758-0174

1845 Federal style house in the village of Rhinebeck. Stroll to shops, restaurants, and cinema. Five elegantly-furnished guest rooms with private baths, air conditioning, gourmet breakfast, with homemade delicacies. Complimentary refreshments.

6487 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-4133

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hudson Valley Properties, formerly Prudential Serls Prime Properties, is the area's leading real estate company for 22 consecutive years: 5 offices, 2 meeting centers, 225+ sales professionals servicing Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Westchester, Ulster & Columbia counties.

6384 Mill St., Rhinebeck
845-876-8600

Lovely country setting 10 minutes north of the center of Rhinebeck. 4 comfortable A/C rooms decorated with a combination of antiques and modern amenities. Hearty breakfast served from 8 AM. Lower rates mid-week/off season. Free WiFi.

339 Stone Church Rd., Rhinebeck
845-758-2427

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